The Sadness of the Almost-Friend

The fragility of friendship and the rarity of the good ones

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Clare Rojas writes in The New York Times: “Among the largely unacknowledged truths of contemporary female life is that women’s foundational relationships are as likely to be with one another as they are with the romantic partners who, we’re told, are supposed to complete us.”

“Unlike my few youthful romances, which had mostly depleted me, my female friendships were replenishing, and their salubrious effect expanded into other layers of my life.” Clare Rojas

“For many women, friends are our primary partners through life; they are the ones who move us into new homes, out of bad relationships, through births and illnesses. Even for women who do marry, this is true at the beginning of our adult lives, and at the end — after divorce or the death of a spouse.” Clare Rojas

Writer. Aussie. New Mum. Tired. cherielee87@hotmail.com

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